Ideal time to have an eyelid lift and frequently asked questions

Ideal time to have an eyelid lift and frequently asked questions

Also known as blepharoplasty, the eyelid lift is the surgical procedure by which excess skin and upper and lower fat pads are removed.

In the past, the procedure was performed by women from 35 years onwards, however, nowadays there is no exclusive age to undergo it, since when enlarging the eyes and giving light to the gaze, many young women request it.

Who are the candidates?

All people who feel they have excess skin on their eyelids and are in good health. It is important that at the time of consulting the plastic surgeon, the patient be honest about his or her conditions; those who suffer from insufficient tear production, high blood pressure, diabetes, circulatory disorders, cardiovascular diseases or thyroid disease are not candidates for blepharoplasty.

How many ways to have it done are there?

There are three: with a cold scalpel, with an electric scalpel or with a laser, depending on the case. In the first one, local anesthesia is used and the scar is invisible with the eye open, after the first year it is also invisible with the eye closed.

How long do I have to rest after an eyelid lift?

The recovery is four days, after which most patients have returned to their daily routine, but each case is special. The eyes should not be completely closed at night since the orbicularis muscle (in charge of closing the eyes) is recovering from the anesthesia and the inflammation of the intervention. To do so, it is necessary to be on your back and with your head forward than the rest of your body. You must avoid physical effort and be in warm temperatures.

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Possible complications

There’s nothing to fear from getting a professional. If the surgery is performed with someone inexperienced, the person risks suffering:

  • Permanent dryness of the eyes
  • Removal of more or less skin than needed
  • Damage to the eyelid muscles
  • Visible scarring (not common)
  • bleeding when the fat is removed
  • double vision

However, we can conclude that the right time to have surgery depends on each person. Even though droopy eyelids are no longer typical of age, tiredness or stress, there are many young people who develop them in their first years of life and therefore, they look a little older or more tired than they really are.

Let’s also remember that even makeup looks better without drooping eyelids. If you are interested in undergoing a blepharoplasty in a safe and professional way, contact us.